17th century

Fragrances of the Georgian Court

Fragrances of the Georgian Court

It was lovely to revisit Hampton Court Palace this year to provide an afternoon workshop as part of their ‘Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber’ Exhibition.

Renaissance Beauty Secrets - Natural Cosmetic Making

If my previous post on the 17th century beauty lecture I attended whetted your appetite, well exciting news...

Courtly Beauty Secrets from the 17th Century

Well this is not exactly a typical anti-ageing recipe, but in the 17th century, similarly strange, repellent and sometimes toxic substances were used in the name of beautification, as we soon found out...